Fun July 4th Dessert: Berry Flag Tart

The star of your patriotic menu will be this flag-shape dessert featuring bright red raspberries, tart blueberries, and dough cut in stripes and star shapes. Despite the masterpiece finish, it's actually quite simple to make.

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Easy 4th of July Decorations

Decorate your home in the spirit of Independence Day with our red, white, and blue 4th of July decorations. From flags to fireworks, these easy decorations cover every July 4th theme you can think of -- and they're cute to boot.

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Our Favorite July 4th Recipes

Take the guesswork out of creating a delicious spread of 4th of July food. Our July 4th entrees (hot dogs! ribs!), drinks (punch! sangria!), side dishes (fruit and pasta salads!), and desserts (mmm, pie) make organizing a patriotic potluck a breeze.

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Festive July 4th Desserts

Celebrate Independence Day with these festive 4th of July desserts! With star-shape scones and piecrusts, tempting tarts, colorful shakes, and fresh berries, these recipes for 4th of July desserts are sure to stand out at your patriotic celebration.

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Easy 4th of July Party Ideas

Gather your friends and use these patriotic decorating, entertaining, and recipe ideas for this year's 4th of July celebration. From festive star banners and refreshing watermelon coolers to raveworthy party favors and more, your 4th of July party is bound to be summer's biggest shindig.

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4th of July Cake Recipes

Headed to a 4th of July potluck? Cakes are a dreamy way to end the day (well, that and fireworks), and our collection of berry-topped cakes, lush chocolate cakes, swirled sprinkle cakes, and layered red velvet cakes are worth their own oohs and aahs.

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Coconut Cream Island Punch

Make our DIY party cocktail -- that includes just a few tasty ingredients -- for an adults-only drink everyone can agree on. Cut-up star fruit provides a gorgeous base inside your drink pitcher.

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Easy-to-Make Easter Cards

Wish a special someone a happy Easter by handcrafting one of these delightful Easter cards.


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    • Easy Easter Cards

      Find inspiration from these quick and easy Easter cards. Cardstock, ribbon, patterned paper, and a bit of creativity come together to create these adorable greetings. Read on for instructions and more ideas.

    • Glittery Floral Easter Card

      Layer patterned paper, playful ribbon, and a glittery flower to make this delightful Easter card. Use a sticker or your best handwriting to leave the recipient an Easter note.

      Editor's Tip: For even more sparkle, use shiny flower stickers on a white background instead of patterned paper.

    • Easter Wishes Card

      Six squares of decorative paper make this easy Easter card pop. Use letter stickers or your computer to spell out "Easter wishes," then attach the strip of paper to the bottom of the card to complete this cute Easter craft.

    • Green-and-White Easter Blessings Card

      Frame your Easter message in an oval for a creative spin on a typical card. Use a sticker or your best handwriting to spell out "Easter blessings" on patterned paper. Next, adhere the message to decorative paper attached to cardstock. Then add an oval accent and additional touches to complete.

    • Bunny Easter Card

      Create this whimsical Easter bunny card in a pinch by layering different colors of cardstock and patterned paper on a square card. Print an Easter message, cut it into a strip, and adhere it to the card using decorative brads, or spell your message with letter stickers adhered directly to the card.

    • Easter Flower Card

      Use premade cutouts or decorative scissors to craft this flower power card. A variety of letter stickers wishes the lucky recipient a happy Easter next to a timeless, funky flower.

    • Chick Easter Card

      With a simple -- but adorable -- chick on this card, what's not to love? Adhere decorative paper to the front of the card, then place a square of festive paper on top. Attach two small rectangles to spell out an Easter greeting and finish with a chick cut from patterned paper.

    • Decorative Easter Card

      Incorporate small strips of decorative paper, large letters, and some Easter blessings to make this creative card. Use a cursive font to spell out "blessings," or use a colored pen and your best handwriting to get the message across.

    • Flower Power Card

      A large flower cutout placed on decorative cardstock helps celebrate springtime. Simply write a quick Easter message on a small tag and tie to the flower with ribbon to complete this stunning, easy card.

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      Peekaboo Bunny Card

      There's a bunny hiding in this cute Easter card. Add striped paper to the front of your card and punch a circle for a bunny to peek out of. Use a brad to attach a witty sentiment to the front.

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      Bundle of Chicks Easter Card

      Playful patterned paper serves as the background on this adorable Easter card. Cut out a picturesque chicks and layer on top of two circles of paper. Have the initial layer match the color of the message blocks. Cut a strip of the patterned paper used for the top circle and adhere it horizontally to the card for a cohesive look.

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      Lovebirds Easter Card

      Whether you sketch a creative image, print one off, or request a drawing from the family Picasso, this cute Easter card is sure to be treasured. Adhere decorative paper to cardstock, layering squares of compatible colors on top to back your cute image.

      Editor's Tip: In lieu of decorative paper, use a doily or fold up plain paper and cut it in a pattern (like you do to make paper snowflakes).

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      Vintage Easter Bunny Card

      An illustrated rabbit, floral decorative paper, and defined lines help this card make quite the impression. Write "happy Easter" and use a pinch of pink to outline the image to give the card a nice spring look.

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      Striped Easter Egg Card

      A tiny Easter egg trinket serves as the focal point of this striped Easter card. Adhere different colored paper to cardstock to form a striped pattern. Next, place two layered squares in the middle of the card to frame the Easter egg; tie a trinket to ribbon and hot-glue onto card to complete.

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      "Happy Easter" Card

      Combine printed and coordinating solid-color cardstock to make this contemporary and dimensional greeting card. Using the pattern of the cardstock as a guide, cut additional blocks of color, wrap them with matching fibers, then mount them on adhesive foam dots. Adhere letter stickers to torn strips of vellum to spell out "happy Easter," adding buttons for a finishing touch.

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      Peeking Bunny Card

      Hoppy Easter, delightful bunny! With its whimsical whiskers, this greeting is a great way to wish someone special a happy Easter.

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      More Easter Crafts

      Try these fun crafts your whole family can enjoy for Easter.

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      Easter and Spring Door Decorations

      Deck your front door with one of our pretty, Easter-inspired door decorations! We have loads of ideas, including beautiful wreaths, garlands, hanging decorations, and more! Pastel colors and springtime elements make each of our Easter door decorations the perfect way to welcome guests to your home.
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